January 1, 2010
Parents are more likely to allow their young adolescents to walk to school when they believe other adults monitor and intervene in the behavior of children in the neighborhood. This may suggest how federal monies should be spent to encourage children's active transport to school.
February 22, 2010
"I saw a lot of excitement in the kids who were part of Walking Wednesdays," said Diana Straughan. "Often, their parents were with them and it created a fellowship."
January 1, 2009
Teens are more likely to walk, bike or skateboard to school, if they live within two miles, according to this analysis of data from a California health survey, reported in a supplement to the Journal of Public Health Policy regarding the 2008 Active Living Research Conference.
March 25, 2009
A survey of parents of young schoolchildren in Austin, Texas reveals a 15-minute walk to school, accompanied by an adult, appears to be acceptable, as long as children do not need to travel through high-traffic or unsafe areas.
February 1, 2003
Program Result Report
White Mountain Research Associates in Plainsboro, N.J., produced a preliminary evaluation report on the "Walk to School Day Program," a national initiative supporting a day for children to walk to school with parents and community leaders.
December 14, 2012
Program Result Report
Researchers analyzed state legislation on childhood obesity for factors that predict enactment and to understand the relationship between enacted policies and obesity rates. They developed tools to help others analyze legislation.
September 4, 2012
RWJF support for the Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE) Project helped make valuable discoveries possible, says Alison Winters.
February 25, 2013
This poll provides new insights into the epidemic of childhood obesity and the challenges families face between school and sleep.
February 28, 2013
A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Bridging the Gap program finds that progress to improve school district wellness policies has stalled.
December 1, 2012
The fast-food industry spends $660 million to market its products to children and adolescents each year and spends the most on toys for kids’ meals—$360 million for the cost of toys alone. These efforts help fast-food restaurants sell more than 1.2 ...